Christ School junior John Fulkerson had a nose stuffed full of gauze Tuesday and a new jersey to replace the one covered in blood.
But for all the pain and inconvenience, he and the Greenies are still very much in control of the Carolinas Athletic Association championship race.
Fulkerson was one of five players to reach double figures in a 70-58 home win over Carolina Day.
Despite suffering a bloody nose, the 6-foot-8 forward had 10 points, the same amount as William Fleming and John Caldwell.
Matt Halvorsen was the second-leading scorer behind Justin Rhode (12 points) with 11, including three 3-pointers. Rhode is a 5-foot-10 sophomore who scored eight of his points in the first quarter. And from that point on, Christ School never relinquished the 20-8 lead it had built up.
The Greenies (17-6, 6-0) remains the only boys team without a loss in the CAA and Tuesday was their seventh consecutive win.
“It’s a good team win,” Christ School coach Eric Thorp said.
“We knew that (Carolina Day) was capable of scoring a lot of points. This has been a good stretch for us and this is another great step towards (a potential) conference championship and that’s a big goal for these guys. It’s very important to them.”
The Wildcats trailed by as many as 20 points in the second half but got a game-high 29 points from Tyson Sellers and seven from Spencer Kirkpatrick.
“We knew coming in that (Christ School) had the capability to shoot like they did,” Carolina Day coach Trip Cogburn.
“They really pass it well, too. They’re just playing some good team ball right now.”
Tuesday’s game in Arden was the start to the second half of CAA play for Christ School and its four seniors – Lees-McRae recruit Will Buckner, Matt Betts, Miles Bowser and John Caldwell.
The Greenies trek to Rabun Gap, Ga. (9-4, 3-1) for Friday’s 7:15 p.m. game.